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Shortly after its founding in 1824, Riley Ingersoll and George Wilcox built cabins in the wilderness that would become Dundee. Sybrant Van Nest platted the village along the north shore of the River Raisin and offered it for sale in 1835. His broadside advertised "two first rate Sawmills and one small Gristmill in the village, and a large and elegant Tavern House." Eventually so many trails and roads crisscrossed in Dundee that the little farming community was dubbed "The Hub of the Highways." During the Great Depression, Henry Ford saved the decrepit Old Mill by turning it into a Village Industry. Michigan's only triangular downtown, with its 1870s brick Italianate buildings, and the Old Mill were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
ISBN: 9780738583211
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 194
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Dorothy R. Heinlen, a retired educator and publicist, is a founder of Dundee's Old Mill Museum and a member of Dundee's Downtown Development Authority and the Monroe County Historical Commission. Martha A. Churchill, an attorney in Milan, Michigan, writes a newspaper column on Milan history, serves on the Milan City Council, and is the author of two Arcadia books, Milan and Electric Trolleys of Washtenaw County.
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